International Citizenship Law
China‘s Social Credit System
Does China’s Social Credit System lead the way to a dystopian future? In this online symposium in cooperation with Verfassungsblog, scholars to take sides in this controversy concerning an unparalleled effort of social engineering that will soon influence the lives of over a billion citizens.
Conference on Majority and Minority Rights
Eurozenship: Pro and Contra
Brexit highlights fundamental difficulties related to EU citizenship. Should EU citizenship be disentangled from member state nationality? Certainly, says Dora Kostakopoulou. By no means, argues Richard Bellamy. In an online symposium co-hosted by the Verfassungsblog we have asked a number of eminent scholars to take sides in this timely and important controversy.
Cloud Communities: The Dawn of Global Citizenship?
Download the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship's (EUDO) lively forum debate with Liav Orgad's kickoff contribution and rejoinder on the potential of new technologies for the realization of global citizenship here!
Emerging Technologies and the Future of Citizenship
Governing global migration is one of the most pressing issues of our time. With more than 250 million international immigrants, the question of how citizenship should be distributed has become a controversial issue, morally and politically. Traditionally, international law has not regulated nationality law; naturalization requirements remain the last stronghold of national sovereignty. This project advances the establishment of a new subfield in public international law—International Citizenship Law (ICIL)—which would govern nationality law. It asks a critical and timely question: What should be the international norms and structure in setting up requirements for naturalization and, more broadly, for granting citizenship?
In order to address this question, the project has six objectives:  to investigate the history of naturalization and what it can teach us about 21st-century challenges;  to identify the recent legal developments and establish the most up-to-date legal standards in the field of naturalization law that, taken together, may form the basis for ICIL;  to set out the theoretical foundations and the justifications for the establishment of ICIL;  to analyze the normative and structural implications derived from an-ICIL approach for future citizenship policy development;  to examine how new technologies can and should remodel the way citizenship is globally governed and distributed; and  to explore the interrelationship between ICIL, global migration, and constitutional identity.
The project is structured around three core projects:  Global Citizenship Compact (GCC);  Majority and Minority Rights;  Global Citizenship Technology (CitTech).